Samjhauta Express is a train that runs twice a week and is a proof of mark of understanding between the two counties of the world. Samjahauta whose literal meaning is compromise is a train that runs efficiently between India and Pakistan. The Samjhauta express is also termed as Friendship Express as it stands for growing friendship between India and Pakistan.It cruises generally on two days generally being Fridays or Tuesdays.
Lahore and Delhi serve as the terminus for Samjhauta Express. The train embarks its journey from Delhi on line for Attari, then moves further to Wagah and cruises at Lahore in Pakistan. Originally the train when started its expedition had a daily service but then later it was in the year 19994 that it finally was decided to turn it in to a bi-weekly service.
All the formalities related to the migration happen in Attari in India and Wagah in Pakistan. But later due to some differences in Punjab and for added safety reasons, Indian Railways discontinued its services at Attari of dealing with custom a and migration formalities and clearances.
Indian Railways in its bid to revive the friendship between two neighboring nations has made it possible for passengers to make tickets obtainable fifteen days in advance as against the earlier customary practice of reserving tickets on the date of traveling itself.
Indian railways has selected counters at places such as Allahabad, Kanpur and Amritsar for facilating trade of tickets for the Samjhauta express. The tickets when reserved the traveler gets two tickets for the trip- first being for Attari on the Indian Boundary and the other for the rest of the journey for places in Pakistan, together with Lahore.
Samjahuta express is undoubtedly is a mark of thoughtfulness by the Indian railways. Keep up the good work.